I know you can sell short stories to magazines and have them published either online or in print, but I was surprised to discover that you can self-publish short stories through Amazon and sell them directly to customers. I also learned there are distribution sites designed specifically to market individual electronic short stories directly to customers.
It sounds like fun!
Now all I’ve got to do is get a handle on my short stories and make them readable.
So, how would you go about marketing a short story?
For one, I wouldn’t expect them to make much of a profit. I would do it for the fun of it. I would sell them on my blogs and websites, announcing their availability on my social media sites without trying to push them into a wider awareness. Keep costs as low as possible. Try to break even. Maybe give them the occasional nudge, but mostly watch and see what happens.
So, how would you go about marketing a short story? Does it seem worth the effort? What would you want to get out of the experience?